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Investment is the lifeblood of any business and in sport, the movement of money has reflected profound shifts in everything from geographical power bases to consumer behaviour. The way big and small funds work in sport has changed, too, settling into the rhythms and demands of the industry.
by Eoin Connolly
Where the sports industry goes next
Part two of SportsPro's Esports Week focuses on Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch League, which launched amid much hype and anticipation in January, bringing a clutch of major league investors and a familiar franchise-based business model to the burgeoning business of esports.
by Michael Long
SportsPro brings you a week of insights and interviews delving into the newfound land of competitive gaming. Check back for regular updates.
by Guest Contributor
In part one of SportsPro's Esports Week we look at the familiar and formidable international federations, leagues, teams, owners and athletes all stacking the esports landscape.
Held in a country that is home to the likes of LG, Samsung and Hyundai, the 2018 Winter and Paralympic Games will provide further ample evidence of the convergence of sport and technology. SportsPro takes a look at the innovations set to put in an appearance at PyeongChang.
by Elena Holmes
When Alejandro Agag launched the inaugural season of the world’s first all-electric motorsport series in 2014, there was no shortage of doubters. Just four years later, Formula E has already staged more than 35 races across five continents, boasts a host of blue-chip backers, and is positioning itself to overtake its rivals as motorsport’s leading championship.
by Sam Carp
The SAP Arena is a 15,000-seater testing ground for fan engagement technology which promises to take the concept to the next level. Fadi Naoum, head of sports and entertainment at SAP, lifts the lid on the development process and discusses the sector's future.
by Tom Bassam
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